Epigenomics

The New York Times reports that evidence linking trauma in one generation to epigenetic effects that influence subsequent generations may be overstated.

Researchers used an integrated analysis to find regulatory and transcriptional networks coinciding with specific DNA mutation subtypes in AML.

The study looked at chromatin accessibility in 410 TCGA tumors in the context of broader genomic features to explore functional effects of regulatory features.

Participants aim to use predictive modeling to better understand epigenetic mechanisms, while encouraging the development of new technologies and therapies.

In an epigenome-wide association study of depression, the researchers tied DNA methylation to disease symptoms and suggested a role for axon guidance disruption.

Researchers found that individuals with unexplained neurodevelopmental disorders and congenital anomalies had an enrichment of de novo epivariations.

The SurfaceChIP-seq method enables inputs down to 30 cells as well as the ability to analyze multiple histone modifications in parallel.

In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.

The Universal Influenza Vaccine Initiative, led by Vanderbilt and the Human Vaccines Project, has turned to omics and AI to create more effective flu vaccines.

Earlier this week, the company's scientific co-founders published an improved version of the ATAC-seq method that allows them to analyze frozen tissue.

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The World Health Organization has announced the members of its gene-editing committee, according to NPR.

DARPA is working on developing algorithms that gauge the credibility of research findings, Wired reports.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons recommends all women diagnosed with breast cancer be offered genetic testing, the Washington Post says.

In Science this week: comparison of modern, historical rabbit exomes uncovers parallel evolution after myxoma virus exposure; and more.